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LLM Legal Practice (Top-up)

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Overview

Reasons to study Legal Practice LLM (Top-up) at DMU:

This course provides a route to a higher qualification for those who have completed the Legal Practice Certificate (LPC) who want to make their CV more attractive to potential employers. It is also suitable for students who are in their internship or have qualified as an attorney, and who wish to develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking research in an area of legal practice relevant to their work.

  • Enjoy an online library of useful resources
    You will benefit from integrated e-learning, including access to a comprehensive range of online resources
  • Flexible schedule
    The flexible distance learning approach is ideal if you are managing other commitments
  • Specialise in legal practice
    To gain a deeper understanding of the varied forms of legal practice

 

 

Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

#DMU Global High Flyers Award
The #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (subject to terms and conditions).

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International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

This course is aimed primarily at overseas students from Trinidad and Tobago.

As the course is suitable for those who have undertaken the Legal Practice Course or equivalent, if you are a current (2018 entry) or former DMU student from the UK or EU you are welcome to enquire.

Please contact the Course Leader (nick.johnson@dmu.ac.uk) to discuss further.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: M25096

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One-and-a-quarter years by distance learning.

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: £1,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras related to postgraduate law courses 

Additional costs
Please note that some courses at DMU require additional expenditure by students, for instance to buy materials, print documents and travel to work placements.

While DMU offers a wide range of bursaries and excellent library resources to support learning activities, some additional cost is possible.

For further information, please contact the admissions tutor for your programme.

Optional extras
There are no compulsory placements or trips associated with this programme. 

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC).

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

Module 1 - Research methods

To demonstrate your ability to acquire a critical awareness of research methodologies and to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of various research strategies 

Module 2 - Dissertation

You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of interest. You will need to apply and enhance technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice

 

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

The teaching of the course mostly takes the form of guided self-study with comprehensive online materials. Guidance comes through interaction with staff via face-to-face, telephone and email communication. 

Assessment in the Research Methods Module is through a 3,500 word research methods essay and a 1,500 word dissertation proposal. Assessment in the Dissertation Module is by a 15,000 word dissertation in an area of legal practice.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication.

For each module of study you will be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

This LLM provides an opportunity to examine in more depth with empirical research the developing profession of legal practice, in all its forms. 

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Our next postgraduate open evening takes place on Wednesday 4 September 2019. Book your place today. 

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